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A Message from the Rabbi -Put Away the Sword - An Elul Reflection

Thu, 08/16/2018 - 2:32pm -- marnilh

Put Away the Sword - An Elul Reflection

I grew up playing video games and I remember sliding the thick Nintendo cartridges into the 8-bit operating console that my parents bought my brother and me for Chanukah in 1987.  I loved adventures most - including Super Mario Brothers, each of the Castlevania games, and The Legend of Zelda.  Video games created a fantasy world that allowed me to feel powerful and heroic, even for just a fleeting moment so I could leap over pits, throw fireballs, and wield a morning star against Vampire Bats. 

Selling of Chametz

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 5:02pm -- marnilh

Selling of Chametz

Note: If possible, all chametz – food not acceptable during Pesach (Passover), or materials containing such unacceptable food – should be destroyed or given away before the holiday begins.  Should this be impossible, the chametz may be stored in such a way that we are sure not to use it during the holiday and its actual ownership is transferred to a non-Jew until the holiday ends.


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